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Space is huge
The solar system
Putting things into perspective
It's easy to become complacent when we think of the universe. We look up and see white dots on a field of black. We don't realize just how vast the universe is until we put things into perspective.
This series of pictures I found will help do just that. Even with this graphical illustration it's still hard to imagine the overall size and put it into terms that we can relate too.
Go ahead and try anyways.
Complete Solar System
Moving out into space
Moving deeper into space
All the way
Can you wrap your head around it?
As you can see this series of pictures shows just how small we really are.
But so far we are completely unique. Other planets have been found, but are mostly gas planets like Jupiter or Saturn. Rare solid planets have been found too, but are completely hostile in their atmosphere and conditions.
As so far no life forms have been found, yet we are still hopeful. I remember reading somewhere that only about 1% of the universe has been mapped completely. That leaves a lot of room to search still.
But in the mean time we are a small body floating in a vast bubble and we are completely unique. When you narrow it down further to individual humans you'll see that there are no two humans exactly the same either. Twins look the same but personalities differ still.
Human beings are truly special.